On the opening day of the conference delegates will assemble at the University of Canterbury and will be taken in a bus to the Tuahiwi Marae for a pohiri and official opening, followed by kai (morning tea) and an interactive workshop on using SFBT with Maori and indigenous people.

For those of you who have never been to a marae (meeting place) or experienced a pohiri (welcome) then you will be in for a real treat! I suggest that you have a look here for some information about the pohiri. Part of our job as a Solution-Focused Whanau (family) during the pohiri is that we have to sing a waiata (song) as a way of introducing ourselves to the hosts welcoming us onto the marae. I will be sending you details of our waiata closer to the conference. 

The bus will return delegates to the UoC for the afternoon sessions.

Registrations are now open - click here for the conference page